Research Awards

AMIA provides a series of awards each year for the best in submitted research and include AMIA's annual meeting awards, distinguished paper and poster awards and other named working group sponsored awards.

AMIA Doctoral Dissertation Award

Inaugurated in 2017, the AMIA Dissertation Award provides a first prize and honorable mention to the two top doctoral dissertation nominated. A selection committee, augmented by AMIA expert reviewers, assesses the nominated dissertations using eligibility and judging criteria that are outlined on the Dissertation Award pages. The winning dissertations are presented by the awardees annually at a semi-plenary session during the AMIA Symposium.

Current and past winners
  • Rimma Perotte (Pivovarov), Columbia University [First Prize]
    Dissertation: “Electronic Health Record Summarization over Heterogeneous and Irregularly Sampled Clinical Data”
  • Yuan Luo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology [Honorable Mention]
    Dissertation: “Towards Unified Biomedical Modeling with Subgraph Mining and Factorization Algorithms"

AMIA Annual Symposium

Distinguished Paper Awards

From a slate of candidate papers recommended by the Annual Symposium Scientific Program Committee, the Awards Committee will recognize up to five notable and distinguished papers from the Annual Symposium. Distinguished papers are awarded at Annual Symposium but contain no ordinal designation. Papers of the Student Paper Competition finalists are not eligible. Prior to 2004, AMIA provided awards for Best Paper Theoretical and Best Paper Applied.

Current and past winners

2016

  • “Combining Open-domain and Biomedical Knowledge for Topic Recognition in Consumer Health Questions”
    Yassine Mrabet, Halil Kilicoglu, Kirk Roberts, Dina Demner-Fushman
  • “Can Patient Record Summarization Support Quality Metric Abstraction?”
    Rimma Pivovarov, Yael J. Coppleson, Sharon Lipsky Gorman, David Vawdrey, Noemie Elhadad
  • "Identification and Use of Frailty Indicators from Text to Examine Associations with Clinical Outcomes Among Patients with Heart Failure”
    Yijun Shao, April F. Mohanty, Ali Ahmed, Charlene Weir, Bruce E. Bray, Rashmee Shah, Douglas Redd, Qing Zeng-Treitler

2015

  • Implementation and Evaluation of a Tele-education System for the Diagnosis of Ophthalmic Disease by International Trainees
    J. Campbell, R. Swan, Oregon Health & Science University; K. Jonas, Weill Cornell Medical College; S. Ostmo, Oregon Health & Science University; C. Ventura, 4Altino Ventura Foundation; M. Martinez-Castellanos, Asociacion para Evitar la Ceguera en México/Hospital Luis Sánchez Bulnes; R. Anzures, Ospital ng Makati; M. Chiang, Oregon Health & Science University; R. Chan, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Simulation-based Evaluation of the Generalizability Index for Study Traits
    Z. He, P. Chandar, Columbia University; P. Ryan, Columbia University/Janssen Research and Development; C. Weng, Columbia University
  • Mortality Prediction in ICUs Using A Novel Time-slicing Cox Regression Method
    Y. Wang, W. Chen, K. Heard, M. Kollef, T. Bailey, Z. Cui, Y. He, C. Lu, Y. Chen, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Handling Temporality of Clinical Events for Drug Safety Surveillance
    J. Zhao, A. Henriksson, Stockholm University; M. Kvist, Stockholm University/Karolinska Institute; L. Asker, H. Boström, Stockholm University

2014

  • Evaluating Health Interest Profiles Extracted from Patient-generated Data
    A. Hartzler, D. McDonald, A. Park, University of Washington; J. Huh, Michigan State University;C. Weaver, OMNI Health Media; W. Pratt, University of Washington
  • Development and Validation of an Electronic Phenotyping Algorithm for Chronic Kidney Disease
    G. Nadkarni; O. Gottesman, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; J. Linneman, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation; H. Chase, Columbia University Medical Center; R. Berg, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation; S. Farouk, R. Nadukuru, V. Lotay, S. Ellis, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; G. Hripcsak, Columbia University Medical Center/Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; P. Peissig, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation; C. Weng, Columbia University Medical Center; E. Bottinger, Icahn School Of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Mining Consumer Health Vocabulary from Community-generated Text
    V. Vydiswaran, Q. Mei, D. Hanauer, K. Zheng, University of Michigan

2013

  • Identifying Inconsistencies in SNOMED CT Problem Lists using Structural Indicators
    A. Agrawal, Manhattan College; Y. Perl, New Jersey Institute of Technology; Y. Chen, Borough of Manhattan Community College; G. Elhanan, Halfpenny Technologies; M. Liu, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • On-time Clinical Phenotype Prediction Based on Narrative Reports
    C. Bejan, Vanderbilt University; L. Vanderwende, Microsoft; H. Evans, M. Wurfel, University of Wasington; M. Yetisgen-Yildiz, University of Washington
  • Patient Moderator Interaction in Online Health Communities
    J. Huh, D. McDonald, A. Hartzler, W. Pratt, University of Washington
  • Using Image References in Radiology Reports to Support Enhanced Report-to-Image Navigation
    T. Mabotuwana, Y. Qian, M. Sevenster, Philips Research North America
  • Twinlist: Novel User Interface Designs for Medication Reconciliation
    C. Plaisant, T. Chao, J. Wu, University of Maryland; A. Hettinger, Medstar Innovation Institute; J. Herskovic, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston/MD Anderson Cancer Center; T. Johnson, University of Kentucky; E. Bernstam, E. Markowitz, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; S. Powsner, Yale University; B. Shneiderman, University of Maryland

2012

  • Ensuring Patient Safety in Care Transitions: An Empirical Evaluation of a Handoff Intervention Tool
    Joanna Abraham, Thomas Kannampallil, Vimla Patel, New York Academy of Medicine; Bela Patel, Khalid Almoosa, University of Texas Houston Health Science Center
  • Exceptions Handling within GLARE Clinical Guideline Framework
    Giorgio Leonardi; Alessio Bottrighi; Gabriele Galliani; Paolo Terenziani; Antonio Messina; Francesco Della Corte, University of Pavia; University of Eastern Piedmont
  • Ontology-Based Federated Data Access to Human Studies Information
    Ida Sim, Simona Carini,University of California San Francisco; Samson W. Tu, Stanford University; Landon T. Detwiler, James Brinkley, University of Washington; Shamim A. Mollah, Knut M. Wittkowski, The Rockefeller University; Karl Burke, Harold P. Lehmann, Johns Hopkins University; Swati Chakraborty, Duke University; Brad H. Pollock, University of Texas Health Science Center; Thomas M. Johnson, Mayo Clinic; Vojtech Huser, National Institutes of Health
  • An Evaluation of the NQF Quality Data Model for Representing Electronic Health Record Driven Phenotyping Algorithms
    William K. Thompson, Luke V. Rasmussen, Jennifer A. Pacheco, Abel N. Kho, Northwestern University; Peggy L. Peissig, Aaron Miller, Marshfield Clinic; Joshua C. Denny, Vanderbilt University; Jyotishman Pathak, Mayo Clinic
  • The Orderly and Effective Visit: Impact of the Electronic Health Record on Modes of Cognitive Control
    Charlene Weir 1,2,4 ; Frank A Drews 2,5; Molly K Leecaster 2,3; Robyn J Barrus2; James L Hellewell2,4; Jonathan R Nebeker1,2,3
    1. Department of Veterans Affairs, Geriatrics Research and Clinical Setting; 2. Informatics Decision Enhancement and Surveillance Research Center, VA, SLC, 3. Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah; 4. Department of Bio-Medical Informatics, University of Utah; 5.Department of Psychology, University of Utah

2011

  • A Multi-site Content Analysis of Social History Information in Clinical Notes
    Elizabeth Chen, I. Sarkar, University of Vermont; S. Manaktala, G. Melton, University of Minnesota
  • All Health Care is Not Local: an Evaluation of the Distribution of Emergency- Department Care Delivered in Indiana
    J.T. Finnell, M. Overhage, S. Grannis, Regenstrief Institute & Indiana University
  • Complex Disease Networks of Trait-associated SNPs Unveiled by Information Theory
    Haiquan Li, Y. Lee, J. Li, J. Chen, E. Rebman, K. Regan, Y. Lussier, University of Chicago
  • Lexically Suggest, Logically Define: Quality Assurance of the Use of Qualifiers and Expected Results of Post-Coordination in SNOMED CT
    Alan Rector, L. Iannone, University of Manchester
  • A Vector Space Model-based Approach to Identify Genetically Similar Diseases
    Indra Neil Sarkar, University of Vermont

2010

  • Natural Language Processing for Lines and Devices in Portable Chest X-Rays
    D. Rubin, VA Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University; D. Wang, D. Chambers, J. Chambers, VA Palo Alto Health Care System; B. South, VA Salt Lake City Health Care System; M. Goldstein, VA Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University
  • I am Not Dead Yet: Identification of False-Positive Matches to Death Master File
    A. Turchin, Partners HealthCare; M. Shubina, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; S. Murphy, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Impact of Electronic Medication Reconciliation at Hospital Admission on Clinician Workflow
    D. Vawdrey, N. Chang, Columbia University; A. Compton, V. Tiase, New York Presbyterian Hospital; G. Hripcsak, Columbia University
  • Large-scale, Exhaustive Lattice-based Structural Auditing of SNOMED CT
    G. Zhang, Case Western

2009

  • Development and Evaluation of a Study Design Typology for Human Research
    Simona Carini, University of California, San Francisco
  • Development of a Natural Language Processing System to Identify Timing and Status of Colonoscopy Testing in Electronic Medical Records
    Joshua C. Denny, Vanderbilt University
  • Persistent Paper: The Myth of “Going Paperless
    Richard H. Dykstra, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Do Clinical Profiles Constitute Privacy Risks for Research Participants?
    Grigorios Loukides, Vanderbilt University
  • Serving the Enterprise and Beyond with Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2)
    Shawn N. Murphy, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • An Unintended Consequence of Electronic Prescriptions: Prevalence and Impact of Internal Discrepancies
    Matvey B. Palchuk, Harvard Medical School and Partners HealthCare System, Inc.

2008

  • Optimizing Feature Representation for Automated Systematic Review Work Prioritization, Aaron Cohen, Oregon Health & Science University
  • The CHICA Smoking Cessation System, Stephen Downs, Vivienne Zhu, Vibha Anand, Paul Biondich, Aaron Carroll, Indiana University, Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis, IN
  • Web Screening of U.S. Nursing Homes by Location and Quality, Glenn Pearson, Michael Gill, George Thoma, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD
  • A Rapid Assessment Process for Clinical Informatics Interventions, Joan Ash, Dean Sittig, Carmit McMullen, Kenneth Guappone, Richard Dykstra, James Carpenter, Oregon Health & Science University, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Providence Portland Medical Center
  • Extracting Structured Medication Event Information from Discharge Summaries, Sigfried Gold, Noémie Elhadad, Xinxin Zhu, James Cimino, George Hripcsak, Columbia University

2007

  • Using the Literature-based Discovery Paradigm to Investigate Drug Mechanisms, C. Ahlers, H. Kilicoglu, D. Hristovski, T. Rindflesch
  • Network Analysis of Toxic Chemicals and Symptoms: Implications for Designing First-responder Systems, S. Bhavnani, A. Abraham, C. Demeniuk, R. Richardson, G. Valabha
  • A Rationale for Parsimonious Laboratory Term Mapping by Frequency, D. Vreeman, J. Finnell, J. Overhage

2006

  • Infodemiology: Tracking Flu-Related Searches on the Web for Syndromic Surveillance, Gunther Eysenbach, University of Toronto & University Health Network, Toronto, Quebec, Canada
  • A Novel Method for the Efficient Retrieval of Similar Multiparameter Physiologic Time Series Using Wavelet-Based Symbolic Representations, Mohammed Saeed, Philips Medical Systems, Harvard-MIT, Cambridge, MA
  • Improving the Sensitivity of the Problem List in an Intensive Care Unit by Using Natural Language Processing, Stephane Meystre, University Hospital of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Ontology-Based Representation of Stimulation Models of Physiology, Daniel Rubin, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
  • Barriers to Electronic Health Record Use during Patient Visits, Jeffrey Linder, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

2005

  • Data Quality in the Outpatient Setting: Impact on Clinical Decision Support Systems, Eta S. Berner, Ramkumar K. Kasiraman, Feliciano Yu, Midge N. Ray, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; and Thomas K. Houston, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Birmingham VA Medical Center, Birmingham, AL
  • Deriving the Expected Utility of a Predictive Model When the Utilities are Uncertain, Gregory F. Cooper, and Shyam Visweswaran, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Two Dl-based Methods for Auditing Medical Terminological Systems, Ronald Cornet, Academic Medical Center, Dept of Medical Informatics, Amsterdam, Netherlands; and Ameen Abu-Hanna, Academic Medical Centre, Dept. of Medical Informatics, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Early Detection of Rotavirus Gastrointestinal Illness Outbreaks by Multiple Data Sources and Detection Algorithms at a Pediatric Health System, James E. Levin, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics, Saint Paul, MN; and Sivakumaran Raman, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Roseville, MN
  • Mapping Cancer Patients’ Symptoms to UMLS Concepts, Laura A. Slaughter, Cornelia M. Ruland, and AnnKristin Rotegård, Center for Shared Decision Making and Nursing Research, Oslo, Norway
  • Ontodiagram: Automatic Diagram Generation for Congenital Heart Defects in Pediatric Cardiology, Katik Vishwanath, Venkatesh Viswanath, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas City, MO; William Drake, Section of Cardiology, The Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO; and Yugyung Lee, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

2003

  • Classifying Instantaneous Cognitive States from fMRI Data, Tom M. Mitchell, R. Hutchinson, M.A. Just, R. S. Niculescu, F. Pereira, and X. Wang, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • A Cognitive Framework for Understanding Barriers to the Productive Use of a Diabetes Home Telemedicine System, David R. Kaufman, J. Starren, and V.L. Patel, Columbia University, New York, NY, P.C. Morin, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, C. Hillman, and J. Pevzner, Columbia University, New York, NY, R.S. Weinstock, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, R. Goland and S. Shea, Columbia University, New York, NY.

2002

  • Exploring the Boundaries of Plausibility: Empirical Study of a Key Problem in the Design of Computer-based Clinical Simulations, Charles P. Friedman, PhD, G.G. Gatti, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, G.C. Murphy, PhD, Duke University, Durham, NC, T.M. Franz, PhD, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY, P.L. Fine, MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, P.S. Heckerling, MD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • The Sublanguage of Cross-coverage, Peter D. Stetson, MD, S.B. Johnson, PhD, M. Scotch, G. Hripcsak, MD, MS, Department of Medical Informatics, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

2001

  • A Virtual Medical Record for Guideline-based Decision Support, Peter D. Johnson, MBBS
  • Development of Visual Diagnostic Expertise in Pathology, Rebecca S. Crowley, MD

2000

  • Boosting Naïve Bayesian Learning on a Large Subset of MEDLINE, W. Wilbur, MD, PhD, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD
  • ActiveGuidelines: Integrating Web-based Guidelines with Computer-based Patient Records, P.C. Tang, MD, and C.Y. Young, PhD, Epic Research Institute, Mountain View, CA.

1999

  • Title. Nuala Beennett, MS, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana
  • Title, Nick S. Booth, MD, University of Newcastle and Primary Healthcare Development Center, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

1998

  • An Evaluation of Natural Language Processing Methodologies, Carol Friedman, George Hripcsak, and Irina Shablinsky, Columbia University
  • Improving Patient Outcomes by Including Patient Preferences in Nursing Care, Cornelia M. Ruland, PhD, RN

1995

  • An Architecture for a Distributed Guideline Server, M. Barnes, MD, and G.O. Barnett, MD, Laboratory of Computer Science, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Creating Temporal Abstractions in Three Clinical Information Systems, M.G. Kahn, MD, PhD, and K.A. Marrs, MS, Section of Medical Informatics, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.

1994

  • Development and Evaluation of a Computer-Assisted Management Protocol (CAMP): Improved Compliance with Care Guidelines for Diabetes Mellitus, D.P. Lobach, MD, PhD, MS, and W. E. Hammond, PhD, Division of Medical Informatics, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • The Use and Impact of a Computer-based Support System for People Living with AIDS and HIV Infection, David H. Gustafson, PhD
  • An Application of Expert Network to Clinical Classification and MEDLINE Indexing, Y. Yang, PhD, C.G. Chute, PhD, Section of Medical Information Resources, Mayo Clinic/Foundation, Rochester, MN

1993

  • Words or Concepts: the Features of Indexing Units and their Optimal Use in Information Retrieval, Y. Yang, PhD, and C.G. Chute, PhD, Mayo Clinic/Foundation, Rochester, MN
  • Clinical Performance of a Rule-Based Decision Support System for Mechanical Ventilation of ARDS Patients, G.E. Thomsen, PhD, D. Pope, T.D. East, A.H. Morris, A.T. Kinder, D.A. Carlson, G.L. Smith, C.J. Wallace, J.F. Orme, Jr., T.P. Clemmer, L.K. Weaver, F. Thomas, and N.C. Dean, Pulmonary Divisions of the Departments of Internal Medicine, LDS Hospital and University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

Distinguished Poster Awards

Distinguished posters are selected from a slate of candidate posters recommended by the Annual Symposium Poster Committee and the Awards Committee during the poster sessions at the AMIA Annual Symposium.

Current and past winners

2016

  • Perceived Effectiveness of Clinical Decision Support to Improve VTE Prophylaxis: A Comparison of Physicians, Pharmacists and Nurses
    P. Hoonakker, S. Du, A. Hundt, University of Wisconsin-Madison; J. Stamm, Geisinger Medical Center; B. Patterson, P. Carayon, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Implementing Semantics-based Cross-domain Collaboration Recommendation in Biomedicine with a Graph Database
    D. Hristovski, University of Ljubljana; A. Kastrin, Faculty of Information Studies; T. Rindflesch, National Library of Medicine
  • Grammar Frequency and Simplification: When Intuition Fails
    D. Kauchak, Pomona College; G. Leroy, University of Arizona; M. Just, Rutgers
  • The Super Annotator: A Method of Semi-automated Rare Event Identification for Large Clinical Data Sets
    O. Patterson, P. Alba, B. Viernes, D. Denhalter, VA Salt Lake City Health Care System; N. Bailey, A. Wilson, A. Kamauu, Anolinx LLC; S. DuVall; VA Salt Lake City Health Care System
  • Patient Identity Matching for Health Information Exchange between Poison Control Centers and Emergency Departments
    P. Ranade-Kharkar, D. Mann, Intermountain Healthcare; H. Bennett, B. Crouch, G. Del Fiol, University of Utah; S. Thornton, Intermountain Healthcare; M. Cummins, University of Utah
  • An Evaluation of ‘Definite’ Anaphylaxis Drug Allergy Alert Overrides in Both Inpatient and Outpatient Settings
    D. Seger, Partners HealthCare System; S. Slight, University of Durham; E. Silvers, Partners HealthCare System; M. Amato, MCPHS; J. Fiskio, A. Wong, Brigham and Women's Hospital; P. Beeler, University Hospital; D. Bates, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Pediatric Research Using Integrated Sensor Monitoring Systems (PRISMS): Applying Sensor Technology and Informatics to Better Understand Asthma
    K. Sward, University of Utah; A. Bui, University of California Los Angeles; J. Ambite, University of Southern California; M. Dellarco, NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
  • A Pilot Evaluation of the NIH Common Data Elements for Standardizing the Data Collected in Clinical Research Studies
    M. Zachariah, A. Do, J. Imaa, UCLA; O. Ogunyemi, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science; L. Chen, Los Angeles Biomedical Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center; S. SooHoo, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; K. Dawson, Los Angeles Biomedical Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center; R. Jenders, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science; D. Bell, UCLA

2014

  • Influences, Barriers, and Motivations for Healthy Behaviors among Pediatric Cancer Patients: A Focus Group Approach
    M. Chau, E. Ladas, L. Mamykina, Columbia University
  • HomeSHARE: A Distributed Smart Homes Testbed Initiative
    K. Connelly, Indiana University; B. Reeder, University of Colorado; A. Hall, University of Washington; K. Caine, Clemson University; K. Siek, Indiana University; G. Demiris, University of Washington
  • Harmonization of Quality Data Model with HL7 FHIR to Support EHR-driven Phenotype Authoring and Execution: A Pilot Study
    G. Jiang, H. Solbrig, R. Kiefer, Mayo Clinic; L. Rasmussen, Northwestern University; H. Mo, Vanderbilt University; J. Pacheco, E. Montague, J. Xu, Northwestern University; P. Speltz, Vanderbilt University; W. Thompson, Northwestern University; J. Denny, Vanderbilt University; C. Chute, Johns Hopkins University; J. Pathak, Mayo Clinic
  • Errors with Manual Phenotype Validation: Case Study and Implications
    P. Kukhareva, C. Staes, T. Tippetts, P. Warner, D. Shields, H. Mueller, K. Noonan, K. Kawamoto, University of Utah
  • Use of an Adaptive Agent-based Model in Evaluating Patient Preferences in Healthcare
    A. Phillips, MGH Institute of Health Professions; M. Sordo, Partners Healthcare/Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
  • Use of Diagnosis Related Groups to Predict All-cause Pediatric Hospital Readmission Within 30 Days
    V. Ruiz Herrera, A. Draper, Y. Ye, University of Pittsburgh; A. Urbach, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh; R. Tsui, University of Pittsburgh
  • A Platform for Generating and Validating Breast Risk Models from Clinical Data: Towards Patient-centered Risk Stratified Screening
    N. Smedley, University of California; N. Chau, A. Petruse, Athena Breast Health Network; A. Bui, University of California; A. Naeim, Athena Breast Health Network; W. Hsu, University of California

2014

  • Model Selection for EHR Laboratory Variables: How Physiology and the Health Care Process can Influence EHR Laboratory Data and their Model Representations
    D. Albers, R. Pivovarov, N. Elhadad, G. Hripcsak, Columbia University
  • Using Laboratory Data for Prediction of 30-day Hospital Readmission of Pediatric Seizure Patients
    A. Draper, Y. Ye, V. Ruiz Herrera, R. Tsui, University of Pittsburgh
  • Design and Evaluation of a Glomerular Disease Ontology
    J. Hirsch, C. Weng, Columbia University
  • Developing and Testing a Web-based Interdisciplinary Patient-centered Plan of Care
    D. Stade, K. McNally, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; A. Dalal, K. Ohashi,; S. Collins, C. Morrison, J. Lee, F. Chang, A. Massaro, D. Bates, P. Dykes, Partners/Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
  • A Qualitative Assessment of CPOE and Variation in Drug Name Display
    T. Thach, A. Robertson, A. Quist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; L. Volk, Partners HealthCare, Inc; A. Wright, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School; S. Phansalkar, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Wolters Kluwer Health; S. Slight, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/University of Durham School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health; D. Bates, G. Schiff, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
  • Feasibility of Improving Health Literacy Using an Internet Medication Application Implemented in a Diabetes Clinic in India
    J. Wald, Research Triangle Institute/Harvard Medical School; M. Shrestha, C. Poulos, Research Triangle Institute; N.Vishwanath, St. John’s Research Institute

2013

  • Using Patient Laboratory Measurement Values and Dynamics to Deconvolve EHR Bias and Define Acuity-based Phenotypes
    D. Albers, R. Pivovarov, G. Hripcsak, N. Elhadad, Columbia University
  • After-visit Clinical Summaries: What is Meaningful to Patients?
    A. Chung, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; C. Shea, University of North Carolina Gilling’s School of Public Health
  • Adherence Engineering to Improve Best Practices
    F. Drews, B. Mallin, J. Bakdash, C. Korhonen, A. Angelovic, SLC VAMC
  • Open Source Computerized Patient Reported Outcomes: Research and Practice across Three Domains
    J. McReynolds, H. Crane, University of Washington; D. Berry, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, W. Lober, University of Washington
  • Analyzing Requests for Clinical Data for Self-service Penetration
    K. Natarajan, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University; N. Sobhani, A. Boyer, New York-Presbyterian Hospital; A. Wilcox, Columbia
  • Recreational Drug Slang: Identification of New Terms and Populating a Lexical Taxonomy Ontology
    M. Ross, A. Kumar, M. Lah, UC San Diego; R. Calvo, San Diego State University/UC San Diego; M. Conway, UC San Diego
  • Remote Prenatal Care for Low-risk Pregnant Women
    B. Welch, K. Kawamoto, M. Varner, E. Clark, University of Utah
  • A Phenomenologic Study Exploring Nurses’ Experience with Health Information Technology over Time
    I. Zadvinskis, E. Chipps, P. Yen, Ohio State University

2012

  • Using a Medical Simulation Center as a Usability Laboratory for Healthcare Information Technology,Lisa Redden, Partners Healthcare
  • Decision-Support in the Wild: A Qualitative Study on How First Responders Use Technology for Rapidly Identifying Toxic Chemicals, Suresh Bhavnani, University of Texas Medical Branch
  • An Automated Method for Validating Physiological Models, Timothy Ruchti, Hospira, Inc
  • Tracking Immigrant Health with Natural Language Processing, Stephen Wu, Mayo Clinic
    High Performance Computing for Integrative Analysis of Large Pathology Image Datasets, Joel Saltz, Emory University
  • OpenCDS ePHR: an Open-Source, Standards-Based Decision Support Platform for Electronic Public Health Reporting, Kensaku Kawamoto, University of Utah
  • Development of Sub-Term Mapping Tools (STMT), Chris Lu, National Library of Medicine
  • Extracting Semi-Structured Text Elements in Medical Progress Notes: A Machine Learning Approach, Dezon Finch, US Veteran’s Hospital Tampa

2011

  • Linguistic Differences of Depressed Patients in an Online Health Forum, B. Chee, PatientsLikeMe
  • Coverage of Manual De-identification on VA Clinical Documents, S. Chen, B. South, University of Utah and VA Salt Lake City Health Care; J. Friedlin, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.; S. Meystre, VA Salt Lake City Health Care
  • A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Computerized Asthma Management System in a Pediatric Emergency Department, J. Dexheimer, D. Arnold, K. Johnson, Y. Shyr, N. Patel, T. Abramo, D. Aronsky, Vanderbilt University
  • Collaborative Knowledge Acquisition by Eye Tracking for the Design of Context-aware Alert Systems: a Feasibility Study, E. Joffe, O. Havakuk, Tel Aviv Medical Center; V. Patel, UTHealth
  • TrANEMap: a Fast Tree-based Named-entity Recognition Engine, J. McCart, J. Jarman, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital; M. Matheny, Vanderbilt University
  • Evaluation of a Sign-out Checklist Tool to Support Individual and Team Task Management in an Electronic Health Record, D. Stein, S. Bakken, P. Stetson, Columbia University Medical Center; D. Vawdrey, Columbia University
  • Evaluation of Medication Alerts for Compliance With Human Factors Principles: a Multi-center Study, M. Zachariah, L. Volk, Partners Healthcare; H. Seidling, University of Heidelberg and University Hospitals of Geneva; M. Bloomrosen, AMIA; D. Bates, S. Phansalkar, Partners Healthcare and Brigham & Women’s Hospital

2010

  • Scanning the EMR Phenome for Genedisease Associations using Natural Language Processing, J. Denny, L. Bastarache, D. Crawford, M. Ritchie, M.Basford, J. Pulley, D. Roden, D. Masys, Vanderbilt University
  • A Hybrid Information Model to Represent Clinical and Linguistic Data Extracted from Clinical Narrative Documents, S. Meystre, University of Utah; J. Garvin, VA Salt Lake City Health Care System; J. Garvin, University of Utah; W. Chapman, University of Pittsburgh
  • Using Social Network Analysis in Harvard Catalyst Profiles, G. Weber, M. Sinunu, Harvard Medical School
  • Utility of Point-of-Care Medication Management Reports Generated through a Decision Support Web Service, L. Wood, G. Del Fiol, K. Kawamoto, J. Willis, D. Lobach, Duke University Medical Center
  • From the Emergency Department to Ambulatory Care: Adapting a Health Information Exchange Architecture, A. Wooldridge, University of Tennessee Health Science Center; T. Moore, L. Berg, NYCLIX ; G. Kuperman, NYCLIX, Inc/New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University

2009

  • Enhancing Quality of Healthcare Information System via Traceability Matrix, Raed Haltam, UMIT
  • Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE IV) Prediction Mortality Score: Automatic Mapping of Chronic Conditions, Andrew Hanson, Mayo Clinic
  • Innovative Applications to Support and Improve Clinical Processes, Andrew Klare, The Ohio State University Medical Center
  • Predicting Emergency Department Diversion using an Artificial Neural Network With Temporal Trends: A Preliminary Study, Jeffrey Leegon, Vanderbilt University
  • Creating an Informatics Framework for Shared Decision-making for Patient and Physician: Integration of Reasoned Action and Informatics Model for Shared Decision-making for a Patient and Physician to Assure Quality When Dealing with Medical Uncertainty, Roxana Maffei, UT Health Science Center
  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of Health Information Technology Using Community based Participatory Research, Lauren Mercincavage, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Pioneer Radiological Image Sharing Beyond Hospital Authority for Quality Patientcentric Care, James Tan, Hong Kong Hospital Authority
  • Creating a Foundation for the Design of Culturally-informed Personal Health Records: Development of a Methodology, Rupa Valdez, University of Wisconsin
  • Predicting Sepsis in the ICU using Dynamic Bayesian Networks, Anthony. Wong, University of Utah

2008

  • Learning Pathogenic Proteins AcrossFractured and Heterogenous Data, Eithon Cadag, Peter Tarczy-Hornoch, Peter Myler, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Medical Exceptions to Decision Support: A Tool to Identify Provider Misconceptions and Direct Academic Detailing, Stephen Persell, Nancy Dolan, David Baker, Northwestern University
  • Detecting Workflow Changes After a CPOE Implementation: A Sequential Pattern Analysis Approach, David Hanauer, Kai Zheng, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Computerized Surveillance for Adverse Drug Events in a Pediatric Hospital, Peter Kilbridge, Laura Noirota, Richard Reichley, Kevin Heard, Claiborne Dunagan, Thomas Bailey, Washington University School of Medicine and BJC Healthcare, St. Louis, MO
  • Alerting Strategies in Computerized Physician Order Entry: A Novel Use of a Dashboard-style Analytics Tool in a Children's Hospital, George Reynolds, Dean Boyer, Kevin Mackey, Lynne Povondra, Allana Cummings, Children's Hospital, Omaha, NE
  • The Design of a Pre-Encounter Clinical Trial Screening Tool: ASAP, Jing Ding, Selnur Erdal, Tara Borlawsky, Jianhua Liu, Deanna Golden-Kreutz, Jyoti Kamal, Philip Payne, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH

2007

  • Assessing Effects of the e-Chasqui Laboratory Information System on Accuracy and Timeliness of Bacteriology Test Results in the National Tuberculosis Program in Peru, J. Blaya, Partners in Health
  • Comparison of the Effectiveness of Wireless Electronic Tracking Devices Versus Traditional Paper Systems to Track Victims in a Large Scale Disaster Drill, C. Buono, University of California, San Diego
  • Patient Review of Selected Electionic Health Record Data Improves Visit Experience, A. Businger, Partners Healthcare System
  • Genomic Analysis and Geographic Visualization of H5N1 and SARS-CoV, A. Hill, University of Colorado
  • Real-time Demand Forecasting in the Emergency Department, S. Jones, University of Utah
  • Designing CPOE Systems Using an Ecological Approach, C. Lin, University of Washington
  • Natural Language Processing to Identify Venous Thromboembolic Events, R. Reichley, BJC Healthcare
  • Feasibility of Linking External Valuation Sources to Bedside-Caregiver Activities in Interdisciplinary Patient Care Standards, J. Washburn, Intermountain Healthcare

2006

  • User Interface Considerations for Collecting Data at the Point of Care in the Tablet PC Computing Environment, Garry Silvey, Duke University Medical Center
  • Errors in the Emergency Department: The Epidemiology of Medication Prescribing, Dominik Aronsky, Vanderbilt University, Department of Biomedical Informatics
  • Evaluating the Safety and Efficiency of a CPOE System for Continuous Medication Infusions in a Pediatric ICU, Azizeh Sowan, University of Maryland
  • Prospective Evaluation of a Bayesian Network for Detecting Asthma Exacerbations in a Pediatric Emergency Department, David Sanders, Vanderbilt University, Department of Biomedical Informatics
  • GODSN: Global News Driven Disease Outbreak and Surveillance, Sharib Khan, Columbia University
  • Comparison of Alcohol Abusers Who Seek Traditional Treatment Versus Those Who Use An Online Program, Suena Huang, George Washington University Hospital
  • Integrating Genetic Information Resources with an E.H.R., Guilherme Del Fiol, Intermountain Healthcare
  • Reengineering Real Time Outbreak Detection Systems for Influenza Epidemic Monitoring, John Brownstein, Childrens Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School

2005

  • Unit-wide Notification of Ventilator Disconnections, R. Scott Evans, LDS Hospital/Intermountain Health Care, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Intervention to Improve Dyslipidemia Screening in Hospitalized Diabetics, Richard M. Reichley, BJC Healthcare, St. Louis, MO
  • Improving Override Rates for Computerized Prescribing Alerts in Ambulatory Care, Nidhi R. Shah, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Using Computerized Physician Order Entry to Decrease Insurance Denials, Alan M. Weiss, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Homer R. Warner Award

The Homer R. Warner Award is named for Homer R. Warner, MD, PhD, a pioneer in the field of informatics and the founder of the Department of Medical Informatics at the University of Utah. A cash prize is awarded for the AMIA Annual Symposium paper chosen that best describes approaches to improving computerized information acquisition, knowledge data acquisition and management, and experimental results documenting the value of these approaches. The candidate papers are drawn from the distinguished paper nominees and the selection of the recipient is made by the University of Utah Department of Biomedical Informatics.

Current and past winners
  • 2016 - Expanding access to high-quality plain-language patient education information through context-specific hyperlinks, Jessica S. Ancker, Elizabeth Mauer, Diane Hauser, Neil Calman
  • 2014 - SOEMPI: A Secure Open Enterprise Master Patient Index Software Toolkit for Private Record Linkage, C. Toth, E. Durham, Vanderbilt University; M. Kantarcioglu, University of Texas at Dallas; Y. Xue, B. Malin, Vanderbilt
  • 2013 - Patient Encounters and Care Transitions in One Community Supported by Automated Query-based Health Information Exchange, T. Campion, J. Vest, J. Ancker, R. Kaushal, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • 2012 - Kensaku Kawamoto, Clinical Information System Services and Capabilities Desired for Scalable, Standards‐Based, Service‐oriented Decision Support: Consensus Assessment of the Health Level 7 Clinical Decision Support Work Group
  • 2011 - The EpiCanvas Infectious Disease Weather Map: an Interactive Visual Exploration of Temporal and Spatial Correlations, Per Gesteland, University of Utah School of Medicine, Y. Livnat, N. Galli, Scientific and Computing Imaging Institute; M. Samore, A. Gundlapalli, University of Utah School of Medicine
  • 2010 - Conditional Outlier Detection for Clinical Alerting, M. Hauskrecht, M. Valko, I. Batal, G. Clermont, S. Visweswaran, G. Cooper, University of Pittsburgh
  • 2009 - MedEx – A Medication Information Extraction System for Clinical Narratives, Hua Xu, Vanderbilt University
  • 2008 - Development and Evaluation of a Clinical Note Section Header Terminology, Joshua Denny Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • 2007 - Critical Issues in an Electronic Documentation System, Charlene R. Weir, RN, PhD, VA SLC GRECC and Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah, Jonathan R. Nebecker, MS, MD, University of Utah, Department of Internal Medicine
  • 2006 - Evaluating the Impact and Costs of Deploying an Electronic Medical Record System to Support TB Treatment in Peru, Hamish S. F. Fraser, MDChB, MSc; Joaquin Blaya, MS; Sharon S. Choi, MS; Cesar Bonilla, MD; and Darius Jazayeri, MEng
  • 2005 - Physician Use of Electronic Medical Records: Issues and Successes with Direct Data Entry and Physician Productivity, Paul D. Clayton, Intermountain Health Care, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2003 (Two honorees) - Using Adaptive Turnaround Documents to Electronically Acquire Structured Data in a Clinical Setting, Paul G. Biondich, V. Anand, S.M. Downs, and C.J. McDonald, Regenstrief Institute for Health Care, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
    Use-centered Development of a Web-based Preschool Vision Screening Tool, David P. Taylor, Partners Healthcare System, Wellesley, MA, B.E.Bray, and N. Staggers, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, and R.J. Olson, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • 2002 - Using Point of Service Clinical Documentation to Reduce Variability in Charge Capture, S.N. Thorton, PhD, H. Yu, MD, Intermountain Health Care, and R.M. Gardner, PhD, Intermountain Health Care and University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2001 - The Effects on Clinician Ordering Patterns of a Computerized Decision Support System for Neuroradiology Imaging Studies, David L. Sanders, MD
  • 1998 - A Randomized Controlled Trial of Automated Term Composition, P.L. Elkin, MD, K.R. Bailey, PhD, C.G. Chute, MD, DrPH
    Priscilla Mayden Award: Prior to offering the Homer Warner Award, the Pricilla Mayden Award was issued by the University of Utah.
  • 1996 - The UMLS Knowledge Source Server: a versatile Internet based research tool, McCray AT, Razi AM, Bangalore AK, Browne AC, Stavri PZ.
  • 1995 -The Informatics Superhighway: Prototyping on the World Wide Web, J.J. Cimino, MD, S.A. Socratous, R. Grewal, MBA, Departments of Medical Informatics and Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY.
  • 1994 - PEN-Ivory: The Design and Evaluation of a Pen-based Computer System for Structured Data Entry, A.D. Poon and L.M. Fagan, Section on Medical Informatics Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
  • 1993 - Using a Hospital Information System to Assess the Effects of Adverse Drug Events, R. Scott Evans, PhD, D.C. Classen, MD, L.E. Stevens, MS, S.L. Pestotnik, RPh, R.M. Gardner, PhD, J.F. Lloyd, BS, and J.P. Burke, MD


AMIA Joint Summits

The Marco Ramoni Distinguished Paper Award

The Marco Ramoni Distinguished Paper Award for Translational Bioinformatics is presented annually at the AMIA Joint Summits s to a first author of the paper at the meeting that best exemplifies the spirit and scholarship of Marco Ramoni in applying informatics methods to the elucidation of basic molecular biology processes that are relevant to the conquest of human disease. Selection of the award will be determined by the TBI Scientific Program Committee. Article will also be recommended for journal publication.

Current and past winners
  • 2016 - Gene Co-Expression Analysis Predicts Genetic Variants Associated with Drug Responsiveness in Lung Cancer
    Kun Huang, Sanaya Shroff, Jie Zhang, The Ohio State University and Cornell University
  • 2015 - Novel Application of Junction Trees to the Interpretation of Epigenetic Differences among Lung Cancer Subtypes
    Arturo Lopez Pineda and Vanathi Gopalakrishnan, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • 2014 - New Genetic Variants Improve Personalized Breast Cancer Diagnosis
    Jie Liu, David Page, Peggy Peissig, Catherine McCarty, Adedayo A. Onitilo, Amy Trentham-Dietz, and Elizabeth Burnside; University of Wisconsin, Marshfield Clinic Essentia Institute of Rural Health, and University of Queensland
  • 2013 - Automated Detection of Systematic Off-label Drug Use In Free Text of Electronic Medical Records
    Kenneth Jung
  • 2012 - Clinical utility of sequence-based genotype compared with that derivable from genotyping arrays
    Alexander A. Morgan, Rong Chen, Atul J. Butte. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011; in press
  • 2011 - The application of naive Bayes model averaging to predict Alzheimer's disease from genome-wide data
    Wei Wei, Shyam Visweswaran, Gregory F Cooper. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011;18:370-375 doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000101
  • 2010 - The Application of Naive Bayes Model Averaging to Predict Alzheimer’s Disease from Genome-Wide Data
    Wei Wei, University of Pittsburgh

CRI Distinguished Paper Award

Award Sponsor: Department of Biomedical Informatics, The Ohio State University

The AMIA Clinical Research Informatics Distinguished Paper Award will be given on an annual basis to the paper determined to be most meritorious out of all papers submitted to the CRI Summit. The ability to recognize exemplary CRI scholarship provides both an incentive for individuals working in the CRI domain to submit their best work to AMIA meetings, to become active AMIA members by engaging in other AMIA CRI-related activities. In addition, this award provides a mechanism of enhancing the ability of the association to recognize thought leaders in the CRI domain.

Current and past winners
  • 2016 - How Have Cancer Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria Evolved Over Time?
    Anil Yaman, Shreya Chakrabarti, Anando Sen, Chunhua Weng, Columbia University
  • 2015 - A Prototype for Executable and Portable Electronic Clinical Quality Measures Using the KNIME Analytics Platform
    Huan Mo, Jennifer A. Pacheco, Luke V. Rasmussen, Peter Speltz, Jyotishman Pathak, Joshua C. Denny, and William K. Thompson; Vanderbilt University, Northwestern University, Mayo Clinic, and North Shore University Health System
  • 2014 - Simplifying Complex Clinical Element Models to Encourage Adoption
    Robert R. Freimuth, Qian Zhu, Jyotishman Pathak, and Christopher Chute, Mayo Clinic
  • 2013 - Identifying Inference Attacks against Healthcare Data Repositories.
    Jaideep Vaidya
  • 2012 - Evaluating Alert Fatigue and Response Patterns to EHR-based Clinical Trial Alerts: Findings from a Randomized, Controlled Study.
    Peter J. Embi, MD, MS1; Anthony Leonard. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011; in press

Student Paper Award

The TBI/CRI Student Paper Award recognize outstanding scholarly contributions in the domains of translational bioinformatics and clinical research informatics. The award is given to papers that contribute to the state of TBI and CRI knowledge and practice, are novel and impactful, and are represented by the highest overall quality of the paper selected by the TBI and CRI Scientific Program Committees.

TBI Student Paper Award

Current and past winners
  • 2016 – PALME: PAtients Like My gEnome
    Lichang Wang, Yong Fang, Northwest A&F University, Shaanxi, China; Dima Afef, New Jersey Institute of Technology Suyash Rathi, Syracuse University; Li Shen, Donghua University; Xiaoqian Jiang and Shuang Wang, University of California-San Diego
  • 2015 – Are All Vaccines Created Equal? Using Electronic Health Records to Discover Vaccines Associated With Clinician-Coded Adverse Events
    Mary Regina Boland and Nicholas Tatonetti, Columbia University

CRI Student Paper Award

Current and past winners
  • 2016 – Tumor information extraction in radiology reports for hepatocellular carcinoma patients
    Wen-wai Yim; Tyler Denman; Sharon W. Kwan; Meliha Yetisgen; University of Washington
  • 2015 – Phenotyping Adverse Drug Reactions: Statin-Related Myotoxicity
    Laura K. Wiley; Jeremy Moretz; Joshua C. Denny; Josh F. Peterson; William S. Bush, Vanderbilt University